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Old July 8th, 2015, 07:53 PM #1
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Type 53's

Cleaned up one for collection an stealth'd out the other. Notice the lug modification on the Stealth version. a few more mods to do it. For $99 a pop why not. They are plentiful.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 07:57 PM #2
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Yes, T-53's are inexpensive and easy to come by - for now. They can be very good shooters and can make great restoration projects.

Once ago K98's, Arisaka's, Carcanos etc. fit that definition as well. I've seen more of Bubba's handiwork done to those than I can remember.

Your rifles. You can do what you want with them. "Stealth" wouldn't be on the top of most folk's list.
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There's nothing Stealthy about a T-53 when you shoot one. I love the percussion blast and the BOOM!
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If anyone can point me to $99 or otherwise inexpensive T53s, I'd greatly appreciate it. I haven't seen a $99 T53 since last fall when SOG had them. The ones I've seen lately have sold in the $250-$350 range.
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If anyone can point me to $99 or otherwise inexpensive T53s, I'd greatly appreciate it. I haven't seen a $99 T53 since last fall when SOG had them. The ones I've seen lately have sold in the $250-$350 range.
Check out South Carroll Sporting Goods, an IP here. Got one from him last year, I can't remember what I paid, but it was a nice gun for the price.
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Check out South Carroll Sporting Goods, an IP here. Got one from him last year, I can't remember what I paid, but it was a nice gun for the price.

He's a haul for me. I guess in all fairness, my question was more rhetorical. The days of $99 T53 are gone. You can expect to pay 2-3 times that now, if you can even find them. I was lucky to get an all-matching one from SOG with wood in surprisingly good condition. I should've bought 5.
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